JUST put 107 quail eggs in the hatchin tray

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by the1much, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    well,, guess i'll see how these quail thingy's go,,,the eggs look to dang small to me , for anything to be alive in there,, hehe [​IMG]

    any tricks of the trade when it comes to hatchin these things?

    thankies allz
     
  2. millebantam

    millebantam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You'll be blown away by the speed of the hatch. Once they start, if everything goes right, it should be over in an hour. Ya' gotta' see it to believe it.
     
  3. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    Quote:wowz,,,,, that would be cool to see,, hehe,, freak my fragile mind out [​IMG]
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    My experience is they hatch best when the humidity is at least 70%. Make sure you have plenty of feed, they grow really fast!

    I can't believe it's been this long already!! It seems like just last week you were talking about getting some!

    Don't give up on them until 3 days after the last one hatches. I had button quail hatch a few weeks ago. Most of them hatched the first day, but they were still hatching out 3 days later.
     
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  5. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    They key is watchimg every egg. Never take your eye off any of them
    or they wont hatch.

    Good luck. [​IMG]

    We have 6 quail that hatched today. [​IMG]
     
  6. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    Good luck!! What kind of quail?
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Good point! And remember, just because the egg looks zipped does not mean the chick is not already out! I was going crazy with my buttons thinking I had a new zipper when the chick was already out and the shell snapped back together! [​IMG]
     
  8. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    hahahaha,,, well i'll try to watch them ALL ,, hahahaha thankies for the "heads up" PC [​IMG]

    and its a variety A.C. ,, bunch of different cortinex <sp? ,, i just got them just to see,, lol,,, man i need a life [​IMG]

    and thankies shelley,,, i'll try to get it that high,, shoot it takes every once of water in this house to get it to 40% [​IMG]
     
  9. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:That is a great point. Quail are OCD. They like to close the egg when
    they leave. [​IMG]
     
  10. Bammony

    Bammony Red-dress-less

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    Good luck! One day I'll get brave enough to try quail. Buster has me kinda scared to try. [​IMG]
     

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